Woodstock murder unsolved; investigation continues
The life of a Woodstock resident, 30-year-old Michael William Olson, ended at about 11 p.m. on September 30, 2014 – on S.E. 52nd Avenue between Martins and Carlton Streets, in front of the Tristin Square apartment complex – as was reported by THE BEE at the time.
Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers who rushed to the scene found Olson deceased from a fatal gunshot wound. At the time, a witness told reporters that a man had grabbed Olson's arm, pulled out a pistol, and shot him once in the head.
"Homicide investigators believe Olson was killed in the course of a robbery," said PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Chris Burley. The case may be cold, but investigators haven't given up.
"In cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, the Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to solve this homicide that occurred three years ago," Burley said.
An eyewitness described the suspect as possibly being a light-skinned African American or Hispanic male, Burley added.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering cash rewards of up to $2,500 for material information to help resolve this unsolved homicide. To submit an anonymous tip, visit the "Tip Form" page, online at www.p3tips.com/823 – or call 503-823-4357.